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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222114
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VL3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aveko VL-3
Registration: 80-AFQ
C/n / msn: 249
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Between Port-Le-Grand and Grand-Laviers, Somme -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Abbeville Airfield (LFOI)
Destination airport:Abbeville Airfield (LFOI)
Investigating agency: BEA
The pilot took off from the unpaved runway at Abbeville aerodrome for a local flight. About two and a half minutes later, the ULM collided with trees in a wood four kilometers west of the airfield.
On the day of the accident, the weather conditions were unfavorable for a visual flight on the coast. While the weather is nice inland, the coast is subject to a phenomenon of maritime entry.
Le Touquet aerodrome had been closed to VFR flights since the morning because of the weather conditions.

In coastal areas, the likelihood of experiencing a sudden deterioration in visibility is high. Fear of loss of visual cues may cause the pilot to fly low and below heights of safety.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Feb-2019 21:25 Iceman 29 Added
22-Feb-2019 21:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Date, Embed code]
23-Feb-2019 07:09 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Feb-2019 02:28 Geno Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source]
01-Mar-2019 11:50 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jul-2019 06:46 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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